The RSPCA is appealing for information after two dead cats were found in a remote layby in the Dartmoor National Park
A member of the public made the horrible discovery at around 9.45 am on Tuesday, December 22 in a layby near Holming Bream off the B3357 close to Dartmoor Prison near Princetown before calling the animal welfare charity.
The young cats, an unneutered male and pregnant female, are thought to be of Oriental or Siamese breed and were not microchipped.
RSPCA Animal Rescue Officer Megan Higgins is now appealing for information to find out how the cats died.
It is suspected that they may have been poisoned with antifreeze
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She said: “This is an extremely distressing and concerning discovery.
“At this stage, we don’t know exactly how these cats died; however, they’ve been seen by a vet who has confirmed they looked in good body condition, and there were no obvious injuries.
“We suspect they may have perhaps been poisoned by antifreeze.
“It is unlikely that these two cats died where they were found, so we are very keen to find out what happened to them, and who dumped them on the moor.
“If anyone has any information about this please contact the inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”